» Archive for the 'Juvenile Chapter Book' Category

Head in the clouds (Dory Fantasmagory; #4)/ Abby Hanlon (local author)

Friday, June 1st, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Dory has her first loose tooth, and, with her usual over-the-top excitement, she cannot stop talking about the tooth fairy. Naturally, this drives her brother and sister crazy. But it also sparks a serious jealous streak in her nemesis, Mr. Gobble Cracker, who wants all of Dory’s attention to herself.   c. 2018

Olive and the backstage ghost/ Michelle Schusterman.

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

After Olive Preiss freezes during a theater camp audition, she flees in despair. She finds herself at Maudeville, a beautiful old theater that she’s never noticed before. She enters, goes onstage, and sings her song. “Thank you for that lovely audition, darling,” comes a voice from the shadows. “I believe I have just the part for you.”  c. 2017

Touchdown kid/ Tim Green

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Cory has always been passionate about football. But life for him and his single mom has been hard, making it difficult for Cory to play. And though Cory is a good kid, he’s constantly surrounded by negative influences. But when the coach from an elite private school with one of the best football programs in the country recognizes his talents on the field, Cory is presented with an unbelievable opportunity.

Great escape/ C. Alexander London

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

The wild animals of Ankle Snap Alley have been disappearing, and Kit knows exactly why: The People are animal-napping them and taking them to the zoo! Not only that, but they are at the very same zoo where Kit’s mother is being held captive. So Kit decides to round up the Moonlight Brigade and lead the charge to set the Wild Ones free.  c. 2017

Erin Entrada Kelly-Hello, universe (Newbery Medal winner 2018)

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

In one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways. Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his crazy-about-sports family. Valencia Somerset, who is deaf, is smart, brave, and secretly lonely, and she loves everything about nature. Kaori Tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister, Gen, is always following her around. And Chet Bullens wishes the weird kids would just stop being so different so he can concentrate on basketball.  They aren’t friends, at least not until Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well.  2017

Judith Rossell-Wormwood Mire (Stella Montgomery Intrigue; #2)

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Eleven-year-old Stella Montgomery has always wondered about her family. What happened to her mother? And could she have a long-lost sister somewhere? Stella’s awful Aunts refuse to tell her anything, and now they have sent her Stella away to the old family home at Wormwood Mire, where she must live with two strange cousins and their governess.  c. 2016

Tricia Springstubb-Cody and the rules of life

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Cody and the Rules of Life by [Springstubb, Tricia]In Cody’s life, many things are hard to predict. Like why her older brother, Wyatt, is obsessed with his new bicycle called the Cobra, or why her best friend Pearl suddenly wants to trade favorite toys. Pearl says she will trust Cody with Arctic Fox because Cody is a trusty person. But Cody doesn’t want to give up her beloved Gremlin, and she regrets it as soon as she hands him over. When the Cobra goes missing, Cody has to decide for herself who is trusty and who is not.   c. 2017

Heather Dyer-Magic in the city

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Magic in the City by [Dyer, Heather]Brothers Jake and Simon Grubb are not happy about having to move to England to live with their cousin Hannah and her family. But the boys’ luck turns when, on the way there, they encounter a retiring magician who gives them three objects he claims have magical powers. In no time at all, the boys and their cousin Hannah find themselves traveling through space and time on the wild adventure of a lifetime. And discovering that anything’s possible — with a little magic!  c. 2017

Jason Segel-Everything you need to know about nightmares! and how to defeat them

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Everything You Need to Know About NIGHTMARES! and How to Defeat Them: The Nightmares! Handbook by [Segel, Jason, Miller, Kirsten]Nightmares. They come in all shapes and sizes—from gargantuan lizards to teensy creepy-crawlies. No matter their form, we know all too well, they are truly terrifying. The good news is that every Nightmare, no matter how ferocious, mysterious, or hairy, can be defeated. And this book will tell you how.  c. 2017

E. D. Baker-Maggie and the flying horse

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Magic Animal Rescue 1: Maggie and the Flying Horse by [Baker, E.D.]Eight-year-old Maggie has a keen eye for noticing things in the Enchanted Forest that no one else does — like unicorns, griffins, and tiny flying horses with wings. One day while Maggie is herding sheep with her pesky stepbrother, she stumbles upon an injured flying horse. The only way to help the horse is to take it to a kindly stableman named Bob, who cares for many different magical animals!   c. 2017